The InterContinental Singapore has just completed a major refurbishment process which saw the makeover of all the rooms, the introduction of a brand new Ash & Elm (in place of the previous Olive Tree restaurant) and more importantly (to me at least), the property has definitely caught up with the evolution of the InterContinental brand on a global level - pretty exciting times especially if you consider that the InterContinental Robertson Quay will be opening soon too!
In case you are not already familiar with the concept of a semi-buffet, the semi-buffet at Ash & Elm (from S$38++) comes with unlimited servings from the extensive appetiser and dessert spread - mains are available from a supplement of S$10++. If you have been to this restaurant, the charcuterie & cheese room will also be open so you can feast away (but save room for your mains and dessers!). This is perfect for busy executives who wish are rushing for time but still want to enjoy a delicious meal.
With the semi-buffet option, you will unlimited access to the appetisers and everything looks incredible. In fact, I had to exert so much self-control just to make sure that I still have room for my main course - I chose the Chargrilled Australian Angus Beef Rib-Eye (supplement of S$10++ more) that came with a delicious mashed potato, sautéed mushroom and black pepper sauce.
The Slow-braised Chicken with a celeriac mousseline, sugar peas and chasseur sauce was also delicious - I love how moist the chicken was and how beautiful everything was plated.
More importantly, do remember to save room for dessert because you simply can't go to Ash & Elm and not have dessert - they serve some of the best desserts around! The semi-buffet lunch at Ash & Elm is really great value and if you are ever looking for a fancy lunch spot without wanting to break your bank account, I cannot recommend this place enough!
This was an invited media-tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.